Mark Henry Goralski Oakdale Funeral Directors Springvale Memorial Park Cemetery

A thousand words won’t bring you back,

I know because I’ve tried. 

Neither will a thousand tears. 

I know because I’ve cried.'

 Mark Henry Goralski

1988  -  2020

Mark - the cherished son of Linda, Henry and Fayette.

Beloved brother of Scott, Lana, Kim, Morgan, Janelle and Gemma. Passed away peacefully on the 18th of September, 2020.


Mark will be laid to rest at a private family service at 12pm on Thursday 1st October at Springvale Botanical Cemetery.  Due to the current restrictions the service will be livestreamed, and all those who may wish to view are welcome to join in.  Please click on the link below for access to Mark's service.


Mark was a deep thinker, which was reflected in his prolific love of writing, movies and reading.  He loved books and movies that were controversial and challenging to mainstream ideas. His talents extended to teaching himself how to read music and mastering the guitar.  He loved his heavy metal music and we even went to see Soundgarden and Sepultura together. His other love was his little cat Alexi.  Instead of choosing a kitten at the shelter, Mark rescued Alexi, an older cat who had been at the shelter for nine months.  His heart always reached out for those who had been damaged by the world.


  1. Phillip and Jennifer on 29 September 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Nephew to Phillip and Jennifer, cousin to Evan and Clare, Mark has been in our lives since he was born. We knew him as a baby then as a growing boy in the scrublands and gold diggings on the property he grew up on in Gordon.

    We watched his ups and downs, his development to a young man, his explorations, his writings, his music, his friendship with his Uncle Michael, his battles with a world that was not always kind. He was taken from us far too soon yet he will always live in our hearts.

    May he rest In peace with his Uncle Micheal and his Grandmother.

    Phillip Jennifer Evan and Clare Jones

  2. Peter (Vov) Karol on 1 October 2020 at 12:35 pm

    Mark, I only knew you a short time, from when I used to visit your Dad, my life time friend, in Gordon. Both you, your brother Scott and mother Linda were always kind to me and made me feel so much at home.
    I feel for the loving people that care so much about you. May you Rest In Peace.

  3. Sue on 1 October 2020 at 6:52 pm

    Friends are like pillars .Sometimes they hold you up, sometimes they lean on you and sometimes it’s just enough to know that they are standing by…Rest in peace Mark

  4. barbara wood on 2 October 2020 at 2:18 am

    To Dear Mark,
    I had the pleasure of knowing you since you were born! You were an adorable baby with those beautiful penetrating blue eyes! I remember your first birthday party with your house decorated to suit a king! I remember your sitting on the back step with your mum, talking up a storm and you were only around one year’s old! I’m sure that this was an indication of things to come—your love of reading and writing. I remember your love of “Ted” and how you took him everywhere with you. I remember how you loved to sit up in bed at night with a cup of tea while you read. I remember your turning into a handsome young teenager with the looks of Prince William. I would often show my female students your photo and they would want me to give them your email address! I loved your wry sense of humor, keen intellect, and gentle, sensitive nature. I feel a deep sadness about the personal struggle that you went through. You, indeed, followed the beat of your own drum and you will be sadly missed by family and friends. Please rest in peace and know that you were and are loved by many and always will be. Thank you for being a part of my life!

  5. Pam Gauci on 3 October 2020 at 3:24 pm

    Mark I have very few words to say but I really hope that you are at peace now…….and hopefully you and your beautiful mum will be reunited.

    As a mother I can imagine the pain and anguish your beautiful mum Linda and family are going through❤

  6. Linda Jones on 4 October 2020 at 7:31 am

    My dearest Mark
    I loved you from the moment you were born. When I held you in my arms, I knew I had never loved anyone like I loved you.
    I watched you grow into a gorgeous young man and watched you battle your demons. If I could have taken your pain, I would have willingly done it.
    You will sleep with your grandmother and Michael and I know they will watch over you and keep your heart safe.
    Always know you were loved deeply my many.
    I will miss you every minute of every day. I will miss your phone calls, our catch ups with fish and chips and watching McGyver and NCIS.
    I know death is a part of life, but loosing you is so unfair and unjust. I hope you are at peace now and that will comfort me. But always know that my heart is broken and will never recover from your loss.
    Be at peace my son.
    Your loving mum